I've moved this comment content to here. I wanted to create a new thread for this, but for some reason my account is not allowed to create threads yet.
As far as I can see, the tracker for Solar System HD and Ultra are offline. Also, when I look at the .torrent information, there are no trackers listed. It is only trying to use DHT, which will not likely work unless everyone uses it. I have also noticed that the tracker for the Install exe tends to go offline quite frequently as well, I don't have a watchdog set up to see how often it happens, but it seems to be down more than it is up. The sad thing is that there is one peer who is trying to get the install exe and the tracker is offline, so I'm afraid it's going to be a no-go for them.
It's excessively funny to me, because space engine recommends you use the torrent to increase speed and decrease traffic on their servers, but having a broken tracker and dysfunctional .torrent files only makes server traffic worse.
As for the limit of 250 KB/s on the official mirror, yep! That's what it is, and you're limited to 1 slot as well, if you try to download 2 or more slots at once the server boots you. I managed to get all the files by compiling a list of the mirror 2 download links and starting 4 separate download slots on my seedbox, I got a speed of around 10 MB/s doing that, I probably could have gone up to 20, but didn't want to push it. I now have the SolarSystemHD fully downloaded, in the torrent space, 100%, and ready to seed, but alas, no tracker.
I know we already discussed this, but I feel like it's important. To answer your questions from the other thread...
Wow...! Thank you for the explanation... I'm only seeing this now after an extended absence! I don't suppose you have any way to host these files through another peer exchange temporarily or allow basic (read-only) FTP access of any kind? Once I have a copy of them I'd be happy to set them up on my home-server (it's on 24/7) and wouldn't mind hosting that way if anyone wants. [img=24x24]http://forum.spaceengine.org/images/smilies/icon_e_smile.png[/img]
No, I don't really have a way to set this up. I can attempt to set up a Mega account (that gives me 50 GB) and upload from my server to there. The only problem is that I don't have the tool, anymore, that I used to use to make that transfer happen. If I can figure that out, I will post the links here by modifying this comment. That way you, and presumably anyone else, can download the files from Mega. . . Though I'm not sure how much traffic it can handle. . .